Saturday, August 5, 2017

sister/brother shared bathroom

Decorating for a shared sister/brother space can be tricky. The kids share their bathroom and this bathroom serves as a guest bathroom as well. I wanted this space to be soft and not overly kid themed. The bathroom is painted balsam by Porter Paints. It is a light shade of blue/green. I found the round mirrors and the shower curtain at Marshalls. The mirrors really add a custom look to the space.  I am thankful there are two sinks too, especially if we are still in this house thru the teenage years:) 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

slow, summer weekends

I love a good slow, summer weekend and that is just what we are having. I came across the picture below while perusing Pinterest this morning with my coffee.  I wish I could find out who to give decor credit to. This sunroom is everything! Oh how I love those chairs. I hope you are having a relaxing summer weekend as well! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Georgia turned 6 last week! We celebrated with friends and family at a local horse ranch called Bit of Hope Ranch.  What a special place it is! It was such a fun party and honestly it was one of the easiest parties I have thrown! The ranch provided most everything. The kids rode horses, painted, decorated bandanas and even had a water gun fight. What a hot, but super fun day it was to celebrate our sweet July baby.  

Georgia and I made necklaces for all of her girlfriends. A Pinterest find of course! 

Kudos to the Ranch host - Mr. Alan (aka my best friend's dad)

Monday, July 17, 2017

our garden grew

One of many fond childhood memories that I have, is of our little backyard garden. Georgia asked us several times if she could have a garden so we decided to give it a try this year. It truly has been a fun little project and both kids have looked forward to watering and checking on the garden each day. Back in April, Paul built a 2X6 raised garden bed. We planted tomatoes (beef steak and big beef), carrots, bib lettuce, rosemary and parsely. We were complete amateurs at gardening, but everything grew really well. I think our rainy June  definitely helped. We have enjoyed making salads and lettuce wraps with our lettuce, flavoring foods with our herbs and eating our tomatoes. 

Day 1

First tomato sighting

One of our summer bucket list items was a lemonade and produce stand. We have already made some sweet summer memories with our little garden that grew!

Friday, July 14, 2017

light and airy

 I love the light and airy design of this home. The beautiful entry and those buffalo check ottomans really caught my eye.  Happy Weekend! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

put a flag in it

July 4th is probably my favorite holiday! I think it is one of the easiest holidays to decorate for too. It is simple really...just put a flag in it! It makes any vase or planter festive for the occasion! Enjoy your July 4th celebrations. God bless the USA! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

never go out of style

 I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. I just love this list of things that should never go out of style! A few that stand out to me are letter writing, cursive and dressing up! Stay classy folks! Happy weekend!

Monday, June 5, 2017

monday viewings

Here is a beautiful rowhouse tour for your Monday viewing pleasure. I am in love with the decor in this house. Click here to view the rest of the tour. 

I know I am feeling a little thrilled about having an extra 20 minutes in the mornings once school gets out! 3 days and counting!

Happy Day!

Saturday, May 20, 2017


We celebrated Graham's 3rd birthday last Saturday. He really loves fire trucks so I asked the fire department to come to the house to celebrate with us. They were so great and even brought Sparky the Fire Dog! We had a casual, but super fun cookout to celebrate the big Three-ooo! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

mother's day baby

Happy 3rd Birthday to my sweet, joy-filled little boy! Graham, you are such a happy little fella and we love you dearly. I cannot think of a better Mother's Day gift! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

art in my room

I am sure that I am not alone in that my master bedroom gets the least decorating attention. In my house, it tends to be where everything lands. The rest of my house may seem picked up, but don't venture into our room. That is where the mess hides:). I am slowly and I mean slowly adding and updating our room. We have lived in our house almost two years and I finally hung more art in our room. I have debated what to put on our walls. After lots of contemplating, I decided that we have so many wonderful pictures of our family, so I wanted to use those mixed in with some simple abstract art. I hung a gallery wall with antique gold frames above my dresser. It makes me happy to see these pictures every time I walk in our room now! I also hung the kids' silhouettes with some abstract art that I created. I have something else in mind to replace my handmade art, but this will work for now. My mantra is some progress is better than none. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

galvanized bar cart

I have been on the hunt for the right bar cart for our covered front porch. They are such great pieces for entertaining.  I knew I needed something fairly small and I specifically wanted it to be galvanized which was harder to find than I thought. I was leaning towards purchasing this one from Pottery Barn until I stumbled upon ours that I found at Hobby Lobby. They actually had two or three galvanized carts to choose from. The look and price were just what I wanted! I always forget that Hobby Lobby carries furniture and it is almost always on sale. I think with tax and everything I scored it for $85 which was really the best price I could find for the look I was going for. Here are some other options for you if you are in the market for one!  Hopefully we can enjoy some time on our porch this weekend!